Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GCFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 793 892
Rank change year-on-year -30 +99 +10
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 21 51 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.028% 0.067% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.28% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17 53 22
London median annual salary £57,500 £80,000 £67,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.13% +18.96% -7.24%
10th Percentile £44,700 £67,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £98,000 £85,000 £101,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -23.33% +15.38% -10.34%

GCFA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16873 18249 22895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.49% 24.02% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12575 15162 18665
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,325
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +6.65%
10th Percentile £30,219 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

GCFA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing GCFA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for GCFA in London

GCFA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCFA in London.

Salary trend for GCFA in London

GCFA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCFA in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GCFA in London

GCFA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the London region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North London - 1 £58,000 -
GCFA
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing GCFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for GCFA.

1 16 (76.19%) GCIH
2 14 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (61.90%) Malware Analysis
3 13 (61.90%) GIAC
4 12 (57.14%) SIEM
4 12 (57.14%) CREST Certified
5 11 (52.38%) SANS
6 10 (47.62%) Security Operations
6 10 (47.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (42.86%) Information Security
8 8 (38.10%) GCIA
8 8 (38.10%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (38.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 7 (33.33%) Analytics
9 7 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
9 7 (33.33%) GCED
10 6 (28.57%) GSEC
10 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (28.57%) Service Management
10 6 (28.57%) ITIL
10 6 (28.57%) Python
10 6 (28.57%) Behavioural Analytics
10 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
10 6 (28.57%) Cyber Attack
11 5 (23.81%) GREM
11 5 (23.81%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
11 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
11 5 (23.81%) Degree
11 5 (23.81%) Digital Forensics

GCFA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 4 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security
3 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (14.29%) Banking
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
1 3 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Security Analyst
3 11 (52.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 9 (42.86%) SOC Analyst
5 6 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (28.57%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (28.57%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (23.81%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (23.81%) Security Operations Analyst
7 4 (19.05%) Principal Security Analyst
8 3 (14.29%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 2 (9.52%) Consultant
10 1 (4.76%) Applications Architect
10 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 1 (4.76%) Forensic Consultant
10 1 (4.76%) Forensic Investigator
10 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
10 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
10 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Consultant
10 1 (4.76%) SOC Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Cyber Attack
2 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (19.05%) Cybercrime
3 4 (19.05%) Virtual Team
4 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (14.29%) Online Banking
5 2 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (9.52%) Fintech
6 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (61.90%) Malware Analysis
3 12 (57.14%) SIEM
4 10 (47.62%) Security Operations
4 10 (47.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (42.86%) Information Security
6 8 (38.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 8 (38.10%) Threat Intelligence
7 7 (33.33%) Analytics
7 7 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
8 6 (28.57%) Behavioural Analytics
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
8 6 (28.57%) Service Management
8 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (23.81%) Digital Forensics
10 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (19.05%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) GCIH
2 13 (61.90%) GIAC
3 12 (57.14%) CREST Certified
4 11 (52.38%) SANS
5 8 (38.10%) GCIA
6 7 (33.33%) GCED
7 6 (28.57%) GSEC
8 5 (23.81%) Degree
8 5 (23.81%) GREM
9 4 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (19.05%) GCFE
10 3 (14.29%) CFCE
10 3 (14.29%) OSCP
10 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 1 (4.76%) CISA
11 1 (4.76%) CISSP
11 1 (4.76%) GPEN
11 1 (4.76%) GSNA
11 1 (4.76%) GSSP-JAVA
11 1 (4.76%) GWAPT
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) CSIRT
1 4 (19.05%) EnCase
2 3 (14.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Intel
2 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter